Yamaha YZF-R9 wordmark registered in India

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Posted on Nov 08, 2021 5:22:00 PM

The application of the Yamaha YZF-R9 wordmark suggests that it may be heading to India.

Yamaha registered the name YZF-R9 in India. While the R9 has not been revealed, it has also been filed for use in Europe and Australia, which suggests the unveiling is pretty close.

  • Should be based on the MT-09

  • Official revelation expected soon

  • Could be launched in India

Since the international launch of the YZF-R7 based on the MT-07, there has been talk of Yamaha doing something similar with its larger capacity MT-09. Several trademark applications suggest that it could be inbound.

If Yamaha uses the MT-09 platform, the bike can be expected to produce around 119bhp and 93Nm of torque with the liquid-cooled 890cc three-cylinder engine. Since the R9 would be slightly more track-oriented, we can expect similar mechanics to the top-of-the-line MT-09 SP variant. The SP is equipped with a fully adjustable suspension. We also got to see the electronics from the MT-09, like the six-axis IMU and slip control function, make it to the YZF-R9.

When it comes to styling, one can expect Yamaha to stick to its new design language for its “R” models. We saw it on the YZF-R7 and YZF-R15 revealed this year. However, all of this can only be confirmed when Yamaha unveils more information.

While the YZF-R9 brand in India hints that it could hit our shores when it goes on sale, it’s also possible that the company is simply registering it without any intention of bringing it here, like how Honda did with the Grom in the past.

Also see:

Yamaha files a registered trademark for the R2 badge

No large Yamaha bikes launched in India this year

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